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Character flaw?

At the end of the second presidential debate, George Bush was asked to discuss mistakes he had made. Amazingly, he could think of none. I would like to name three for him:

1. Telling the nation that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and posed a “grave and gathering” threat to our security: We now know there were no WMDs in Iraq and that Saddam posed little danger to us.

2. Ignoring the State Department’s plan for winning the peace in Iraq: Prior to the war, the State Department created an elaborate guide for establishing order in Iraq, but the Pentagon ignored it. Bush administration leaders predicted our troops would be greeted with flowers. Instead, Iraq is in chaos and an insurgency is growing.

3. Failing to fully fund the No Child Left Behind Act: Many state legislatures have now come out against the bill, saying there is no way to meet the bill’s goals with the paltry funding offered.

It takes character to admit one’s mistakes. Our President seems determined to deny error and “stay the course.” I urge readers to consider a change in course on Nov. 2.

Patsy Davison

Nevada City

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